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 (flœ-rē′), André Hercule de 1653-1743.
French prelate and politician who became a cardinal in 1726 and served as prime minister (1726-1743) under Louis XV.
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(French flœri)
(Biography) André Hercule de (ɑ̃dre ɛrkyl də). 1653–1743, French cardinal and statesman: Louis XV's chief adviser and virtual ruler of France (1726–43)
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(ˈflɜr i, ˈflʊər i)

(of a heraldic cross) having the arms terminate in the shape of fleurs-de-lis.
[1375–1425; late Middle English flourre < Middle French fleure, derivative of fleur flower; see -ee]



André Hercule de, 1653–1743, French cardinal and statesman.
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We know that Fleury's gas can lift anything, as the world-famous trials of '89 showed, but its almost indefinite powers of expansion necessitate vast tank room.
Here we find Fleury's Paradox of the Bulk-headed Vacuum--which we accept now without thought--literally in full blast.
Behind, is its own pressure held in leash of spurred on by the lift-shunts; before it, the vacuum where Fleury's Ray dances in violet-green bands and whirled turbillons of flame.
The latter, cased and guarded like the U-tube aft, exhibits another Fleury Ray, but inverted and more green than violet.
We are to secure all "loose objects"; hood up our Fleury Rays; and "on no account to attempt to clear snow from our conning-towers till the weather abates." Under-powered craft, we are told, can ascend to the limit of their lift, mail-packets to look out for them accordingly; the lower lanes westward are pitting very badly, "with frequent blow-outs, vortices, laterals, etc."
His name was Fleury. He boldly subscribed to an opposition newspaper, wore a gray hat with a broad brim, red bands on his blue trousers, a blue waistcoat with gilt buttons, and a surtout coat crossed over the breast like that of a quartermaster of gendarmerie.
This transition costume, uniting as it did two centuries, was worn by the chevalier with the high-bred grace of an old French marquis, the secret of which is lost to France since the day when Fleury, Mole's last pupil, vanished.
Newly promoted Elgin Police Deputy Chief Colin Fleury had some advice for the other seven members of the department who moved up the supervisory ranks on Tuesday.
(Defendant John] Fleury was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
"A little nerve wracking there in the third period but it doesn't matter how, we got it done and we're moving on." Down 4-0 through two periods, the Penguins replaced goaltender Matt Murray, the team's playoff stalwart through two rounds, with Marc-Andre Fleury, who had been the regular starter but had not played since March 31 due to a concussion.
It was at Dusit Thani in Makati where two officials of the Institut-Herve Fleury, executive vice chairman of the board, and Dominique Giraudier, director general-first met with journalists.
As Commandant of the Engineer School, I have the opportunity to present Steel, Bronze, Silver, and Gold de Fleury Medals to deserving members of the Engineer Regiment.